Where do I take my Hustle Truck?
It’s important to find the right spot for your mobile storefront. There are a number of factors to consider, and one of the most important is sorting out where you'll park. We've created a list of the best mobile pop-up locations in Los Angeles.
But first, the basics.
Why pop up?
Hustle Trucks mobile pop-ups provide a perfect opportunity for new and online-only brands to trial a brick-and-mortar space. They allow you to meet your current customers where they spend time and put your brand in front of new shoppers. It's also a direct way to encourage sales without pouring more money into online customer acquisition.
If you're interested in testing out a retail presence for your business, but you're put off by the financial risk and commitment of a permanent storefront, a pop-up shop could be the solution for you.
For more established brands, there's plenty of reason to hit the road, too.
Vibe with your customers IRL.
There’s no replacement for face-to-face service. A physical store allows you to connect with your customers on a human level—people crave connection.
Create a sense of urgency
A temporary mobile pop-up shop with a definite end date encourages shoppers to visit before missing out.
Test the waters of traditional retail
Hustle Trucks are a great way to find out if running a store is right for your brand. Get the full experience of a brick-and-mortar storefront without all the overhead or commitment.
Launch a new product
If you have an idea for a new collection or product line, a mobile storefront rental is a great way to see if they have traction with your customer base.
Move old inventory
Build a collection of unsold items and create a story that sells. You can even encourage impulse purchases with buy-one-get-one-free deals and bundes.
How much does a mobile pop-up cost?
Hustle Trucks rent for $125 per day. No special license is needed to drive the trucks and they fit into any regular parking spot or lot.
What to look for in a mobile pop up location
Make sure the location matches your goals
Plenty of foot traffic
Great places to take your Hustle Truck
Abbott-Kinney—Parking on the Blvd is difficult and timed, find a side street
PCH parking lots—The ones between Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook—Perfect for wellness and athletic brands
Melrose & Crescent Heights—Constant foot traffic and established vendors
3rd & La Brea—Ample free parking in the morning
Restaurants—Find one with a parking lot and bottomless brunch, get permission
Complimentary businesses—Plants outside of a pottery shop, flowers by a bakery
Some places, like Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach, have separate permitting requirements for mobile vendors. It's best to zero in on a location ahead of your reservation and make sure you have all the required licensing.